Little Mermaid Ombre Layer Cake

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INGREDIENTS

Cake

  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix boxes
  • purple neon gel food color

Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray four 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on boxes. Divide batter equally among 4 bowls. Add food color to make 4 different shades of the same color. Pour batter into pans. Bake and cool as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar and water to boiling. Cook to 245°F on candy thermometer.
  4. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs whites, cream of tartar and salt with electric mixer on high speed until peaks form.
  5. Reduce speed to low; slowly pour sugar syrup into egg whites. Increase speed to high; beat about 7 minutes or until sides of bowl are cool to the touch. Beat in vanilla and add a drop of your purple coloring.
  6. Spread 1 tablespoon frosting on cake plate to act as glue. Place 1 cake layer on plate. Spread with thin layer of frosting. Repeat to use all layers. Frost cake completely with remaining frosting.

Credits to: bettycrocker.com/recipes/purple-ombre-layer-cake/f9e9f35a-0516-450f-bb47-c250b36be923